New job postings in the mining industry declined by 12% in December 2020 compared with the previous month, displaying a mixed trend across regions, according to GlobalData’s jobs analytics.
The COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the lockdown restrictions directly impacted the commodity market by disrupting supply chains and forcing production cuts.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted several industries globally, particularly power, manufacturing, and auto, which drive the demand for metals and minerals.
Remote working or working from home has become the new norm during the COVID-19 times which call for maintaining physical distancing and complying with lockdown measures to curb disease spread.
Mines have emerged as hot spots for the spread of the COVID-19 disease with an estimated 4,000 mining workers being infected in more than 18 countries.
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The mining industry has been significantly impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic leading to suspension of mining activities at a number of properties.
Close proximity between thousands of workers who work underground in close spaces can act as a catalyst for the spread of the COVID-19 disease.